Any firm fish can be used in this recipe such as fresh tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, or swordfish, etc. If you use fresh tuna and like it rare reduce the cooking time to just sear the tuna. Make the pieces a little larger so the tuna does not cook through before the vegetables.

Recipe by: A Family Feast

  •  Prep Time: 30 mins   Cook Time: 15 mins   Total Time: 45 minutes   Yield: 6 skewers (serves 3-6)


    • 6 eight-inch wooden skewers
    • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon chili paste
    • 2 teaspoons fish sauce (optional)
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon sea salt (Kosher if sea salt is not available)
    • 1 pound fresh swordfish or other firm fish
    • 18 snow peas
    • 18 grape or cherry tomatoes (yellow or red or both)
    • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • ¼ teaspoon additional sea salt
    • Few grinds of fresh black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons each of corn starch and water to make a slurry
    • 8 mint leaves

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